Obituary of Morse, Patricia “Pat” Ann (nee O’Connell)
It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia Ann Morse, announces her peaceful passing on Monday, April 19, 2021 at the age of 77 years at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 30, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Flight Lieutenant Lawrence J. O’Connell (who died in 1944) and Irene “Mickey” B. O’Connell. Pat was raised by Mickey and her second husband, Donald MacDougall. Pat attended St. Patrick’s High School and later graduated from Mount St. Vincent University with a B.Ed in 1963. This led to a rewarding career where she specialized in adult education and training. Pat was very active with the Wentworth Ski Hill, the Velo bike club, and the Waegwoltic Club where she was a regular at the tennis courts and pools. She also loved singing in choirs and watching live theatre. Pat had a strong interest in birdwatching and gardening and could be found relaxing by the Niagara River to watch the wildlife. Pat was a warm, thoughtful and intelligent woman who loved her family and friends deeply. She had a keen sense of integrity and intuition, and would always offer such genuine and meaningful support. For this, she will be truly missed.
Pat will be lovingly remembered by her children, Michael (Nadia) Morse in Ottawa and Kathryn Pummell in Niagara Falls; her grandchildren, Natasha and Benjamin, and Sonja and Jason; her sister, Heather MacDonald; as well as Steve Morse and Pam (Chris) Fairclough. Pat will also be lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews, cousins, and very close long-time friends. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her spouse, John K. Morse. Cremation has taken place. Pat’s family will be bringing her home to the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Halifax, N.S. and arrange a Celebration of Life for close family and friends once pending the outcome of COVID-19 restrictions. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to St. Vincent de Paul in Fort Erie, Ontario or Bide Awhile Animal Shelter in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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